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Women's Tennis Shuts Out Smith, 9-0

Sam Carney Springfield, Mass. -- October 2, 2012 -- The Springfield College women's tennis team defeated its counterparts from Smith College, 9-0, in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference match-up this afternoon in the Springfield College Field House. Due to rainy conditions, the match was played indoors.

It is the second consecutive 9-0 victory for the Pride, and its first win of the season in conference play. SC is now 4-2 overall, 1-2 in the NEWMAC. Smith is now 0-3, 0-3.

The Pride started off well by sweeping the doubles. Seniors Sam Carney (Franklin, Mass.) and Siana Green (Pomfret, Conn.) got the ball rolling with an 8-2 win at No. 1 doubles. At No. 3 doubles, it was a pair of seniors from Maine who were victorious at 8-1. They were Erin Woodbury from Portland and Amy Buttarazzi from Scarborough.

At No. 2, senior Vanessa Senecal (Seekonk, Mass.) and junior Sydney Streimer (Mystic, Conn.) put together an 8-5 win.

In singles play, the Pride did not lose a set. After clinching the match by winning the first six matches, SC and Smith played the last two in one set each.

Carney was first off the court at No. 1 singles, defeating junior Seema Samawi (Damascus, Syria), 6-0, 6-2.

Woodbury was second off the court, providing the team clincher with her 6-1, 6-1 win over senior Kyle Gouchoe-Hanas (Durham, N.C.).

And Green followed suit with her 6-4, 6-1 victory at No. 2 singles over junior Haruka Shimoto (Tokyo, Japan).

At No. 4, 5, and 6, it was Streimer, freshman Melanie Thulin (Manchester Center, Vt.), and Senecal wrapping it up.

Final Results: Springfield 9, Smith 0

1) Sam Carney/Siana Green (SC) def. Jana Chan/Lindsay Roth (S), 8-2
2) Vanessa Senecal/Sydney Streimer (SC) def. Kyle Gouchoe-Hanas/Haruka Shimoto (S), 8-5
3) Erin Woodbury/Amy Buttarazzi (SC) def. Seema Samawi/Ashley Burke (S), 8-1

1) Carney (SC) def. Samawi (S), 6-0, 6-2
2) Green (SC) def. Shimoto (S), 6-4, 6-1
3) Woodbury (SC) def. Gouchoe-Hanas (S), 6-1, 6-1
4) Streimer (SC) def. Roth (S), 6-4, 7-5
5) Mel Thulin (SC) def. Burke (S), 8-5
6) Senecal (SC) def. Chan (S), 8-0

Springfield -- 4-2, 1-2 NEWMAC
Smith -- 0-3, 0-3 NEWMAC

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